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Google To Face Subpoenas in FTC Antitrust Probe

Google To Face Subpoenas in FTC Antitrust Probe

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission may soon be serving Google with civil subpoenas as part of an antitrust investigation. The WSJ's insider sources familiar with the situation tipped that the five-member FTC panel is preparing to send formal requests for information to Google within the next few days and may later on send out requests for information to other companies that have dealt with Google.

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Apple iPhone Location Tracking Now Targeted By FCC, FTC

Apple iPhone Location Tracking Now Targeted By FCC, FTC

Fresh from being grilled at last week's Senate Judiciary panel, Apple and Google may next have to participate in a public forum to answer more questions on their phones' location tracking. This time, it's the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that want some answers. They are "inviting" Apple and Google to explain themselves in a public forum they intend on hosting next month.

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Google faces bi-yearly privacy reviews after FTC Buzz settlement

Google faces bi-yearly privacy reviews after FTC Buzz settlement

Google has agreed to a bi-yearly independent review after US FTC investigation over privacy concerns regarding Google Buzz. The service initially used users' Gmail databases to build social networking connections, in a manner which roundly criticized. Google rapidly changed its approach, but was left facing regulator inquiries - including by the Federal Trade Commission - over its privacy policies.

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FTC And Department of Justice May Investigate Apple’s Subscription Model

FTC And Department of Justice May Investigate Apple’s Subscription Model

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's new subscription model is catching the attention of U.S. antitrust enforcers. The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission plan to delve into the situation but may not develop any formal investigation or any action against the company. Many publishers including music streaming service, Rhapsody, have criticized Apple's new subscription policy, even saying it is "economically untenable."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 3 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 3 2010

Oh man. Yesterday we learned about a new form of life, but Julian Assange of WikiLeaks wasn't satisfied. He wanted ALIENS. So what's he do today? He announces the next WikiLeaks cable to have UFOs in it. Wowie! Then we find out there's going to be some World of Warcraft on Android devices via GameString, a Professor in NYC installs a camera in the back of his head, and we review the super cute funny little device the Sony Ericsson LiveView - kawaii! Finally, Google pays someone $1 compensation in a Street View privacy case. Cash! All this and a whole lot more on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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FTC testifies before Congress on Do Not Track list

FTC testifies before Congress on Do Not Track list

If you are the type that is very concerned about your privacy when you are surfing the web and worry that advertisers might be collecting all sorts of data on you and your surfing habits, the FTC is trying to stop that tracking. The FTC has been testifying before Congress on a new Do Not Track legislation that would set up a national registry of users that do not want any of their web habits tracked by marketers.

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Google Street View Inquiry in the US is Over

Google Street View Inquiry in the US is Over

Regulators in the USA have ended their inquiry of the data grab by Google's Street View cars. Today the FCT Federal Trade Commission stated in a letter to Google that it was officially ending its inquiry with no penalties whatsoever. The FTC made sure to note that Google's appointing of a director of privacy for engineering and product management plus training of empoyees on privacy and building a formal privacy review were good, and that they'd have cookies and milk at a tea party thrown just for them.*

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Google’s Seoul Office Raided by Police

Google’s Seoul Office Raided by Police

Whether or not Google is having a good week in the eyes of the media is anyone's guess at this point, but this one will definitely get a check-mark in the "no" category. According to Reuters, the search giant is getting in even more trouble due to their whole "collecting WiFi" debacle. Back in May, the FTC was actually called on to investigate Google, based on the claims that the company was snagging WiFi information while they went around taking photographs for their Street View. And now the allegations are back, but this time in South Korea.

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